I think you're overestimating my impact, I am a very small amount of Bitcoin famous which is itself a subset of Internet famous.
Tech journalists often don't have good understanding of financial systems, I spend time helping people understand the important parts because it's important for the people explaining it to new audiences to actually understand it.
Having a project that rides the wave of Bitcoin and gives me a reason to be fully plugged in is without a doubt awesome. I feel like I'm doing work that is important, and take a lot of pride in it. The personal notoriety frankly is a liability because anyone who I alienate with my opinionated posting probably will stop listening to the show being upset with me.
My name is in this despite my preference, I want Cryptocurrency to reach the audiences it should, achieve the reach, and world changing significance it can. I'm in this so long as I feel like I can help, and once the job is done I'm gone.
I put myself out there because trustworthy people are needed to evangelize this project and when I first started looking at Bitcoin, all those people were mostly shady. I speak at conferences because if I don't do it, somebody else will and chances are pretty good they'll not be introducing the ideas that I could. In the next five months I'm speaking at four or five conferences, mostly about DACs because I want to get the idea out there as widely as possible so people will build it. That's basically what I do all day, I talk to people and tell them ideas and connect dots. I love that I do that all day, and I love that Cryptocurrency is a paradigm that allows me to just decide I want to do this one day in April and be as successful as I'm able.
tl;dr - Yes I like the work and project, no I don't like the personal notoriety